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Built as CN 4004 in 1966 as a straight GP40, 4095 trails on GEXR 581 as they arrive in Clinton Ontario. Rarely can you get a train in perfect nose light on GEXR as they run west in the morning and east in the afternoon, but this light power move fit the bill. I was camping nearby in Auburn Ont with family and friends and timed a brief excursion to meet the train, perfectly as by the time I got trackside the train was in view. They ran light power Stratford to Hensall, grabbed 2 cars, and returned to Stratford, a 90 mile round trip. I repeated the same feat the next day in Goderich. Curious, how many straight 40's still exist and was this converted to a -2? I can't imagine there are many around. Also, P.S - I understand this area (exeter in particular) got hit hard with today's storm. Hope all is OK!
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Caption: Built as CN 4004 in 1966 as a straight GP40, 4095 trails on GEXR 581 as they arrive in Clinton Ontario. Rarely can you get a train in perfect nose light on GEXR as they run west in the morning and east in the afternoon, but this light power move fit the bill. I was camping nearby in Auburn Ont with family and friends and timed a brief excursion to meet the train, perfectly as by the time I got trackside the train was in view. They ran light power Stratford to Hensall, grabbed 2 cars, and returned to Stratford, a 90 mile round trip. I repeated the same feat the next day in Goderich.

Curious, how many straight 40's still exist and was this converted to a -2? I can't imagine there are many around. Also, P.S - I understand this area (exeter in particular) got hit hard with today's storm. Hope all is OK!

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [1066] (more) (contact)
Date: 7/29/2019 (search)
Railway: Goderich-Exeter (search)
Reporting Marks: GEXR 4095, RLHH 2117 (search)
Train Symbol: GEXR 581 (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Clinton (search)
City/Town: Clinton (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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2 Comments
  1. Very nice Steve and hard to get 581 in this type of lighting as you had said.

  2. I wonder what noticeable dfferences are between a straight up GP40 and GP40-2?

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